A&P how does one take a picture like this?

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    was browsing another photo forum and came across this image which made me say "wow" - whenever i shoot directly into the sun I end up with
    1. a blown out sky
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    2. underexposed foreground.

    do you think this just happened to be the perfect situation or am I doing something wrong?

    doesn't look to me like there was an extensive amount of post processing, either.

    exif

    D700
    14-24 @ 24mm
    f/11
    1/400
    iso200
    [​IMG]
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    Aperture priority... put the focus point on the subject, continuous focusing.

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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    it doesn't really have anything to do with focus though... i neve get a blue sky around the sun. or at least if I did the palm trees in front would be very under exposed and almost black.

    is that PP'd at all
     
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    ADL (Active D-lighting) in camera.

    ADL in camera actually affects your exposure, so it will affect your RAWs as well. It reduces overall exposure and pushes shadows to bring up dark areas. So you won't blow highlights or brightly lit areas and will also bring up the dark areas of the photo.

    Why I say ADL in camera, is that it is different than ADL in Capture NX, or ADL in the retouch menu. ADL set to be used when you take photos will actually change your exposure, while the other options just modify your picture and tries to simulate what ADL does.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    mine is, and so is his. I don't think he could achieve that through the camera, but I could be wrong.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I'm familiar with ADL, I use it all the time, relaly helps out under the masks of the football playes :bigok:

    oh, dummy, should've just told me that the first time :rofl:

    details on PP :x:
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I think all I used is 'boost' on that pic. :dunno:
     
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    siniquezu New Member

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    can someone translate this into Canon speak?
     
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    I just reduce contrast and give a slight bump to saturation.
     
  10. ericande

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    Just use manual controls or spot metering and expose for the foreground.

    I could have bumped this up a stop or so but I liked the darker look:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Looks about right to me..
     
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    Awesome shot!
     
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    The glow around the building tower in the 1st one leads me to believe some color was added to the photo
     
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    Shadows were brought up in post. You also get a blue tint on whites when you do that.
     
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    F16 on a sunny bright day, sunny 16 rule ftw!
     
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    I think the secret is staring us in the face with this exif data.... it is the 14-24 lens. If I shot that picture and metered for the shadow side of the bikers I would get that shot with the 14-24 @ 24 but if I shot that at 24 with the 24-70 if would look totally different, with very harsh shadows and a blown out sky. Why? Fuck if I know, that is just how that Ultra wide shoots, it lets you do crazy shit with the sun in the frame and the camera doesn't give a fuck.
     
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    :bowrofl:
     
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    I have to go ask my lens to stop giving a fuck about sun in frame
     
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    I am wide angles lens, suck my dick :mamoru:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Its not hard with a super wide angle. The wide has the sun being such a small portion of the frame that it does not overpower the rest of the image. If your foreground is getting a little dark though, you can use fill flash to light that up.

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    With fill
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    hrm, gradient ND filter comes to mind
     
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    twinturboteddy Bling Bling!

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    Use a Fuji.

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  25. crashoran

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    Looks like some PS work was done to the original image
     

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